Turn By Turn GPS...Only a few days away...
I don't want to spoil the Developer announcing their own App but....WOW....
I've been Beta testing and its fantastic!
Yes it works over Bridge
Yes it works in most countries.
Yes it has voice guidance.
Yes you can save Map Data.
Only a few days to go... Well done to the developer!
- 05-05-2012, 10:01 PM #4
See Magellan Compass v3 Released
Already submitted, so it will be available any day now.
I helped test it. Very cool. Can be used off-line with cached map tiles and saved routes. Works very well with Bridge. Better than anything else available.
Questions? Testers have been released from the NDA, so ask away.
- 05-05-2012, 10:05 PM #5
I'm in Brasil. Is this app any good for me?
Also, is it native or "ported from another platform"?
Last edited by diegonei; 05-05-2012 at 10:09 PM.
- 05-06-2012, 12:21 AM #9
- 05-06-2012, 12:33 AM #10
I just checked, and one needs to know the two-letter country code to properly search, I think.
There are data sources for the whole world, it appears, and with a starting and ending address, we should be able to get directions anywhere.
Give us some addresses to check.
- 05-06-2012, 10:21 AM #17
Let the dev know I want to join the beta-testing group. Let's get Brasil in there...
EDIT: Or I can just edit the map... But I still want in on beta-testing.
Last edited by diegonei; 05-06-2012 at 10:31 AM.
- 05-06-2012, 10:57 AM #19
However, Yelp return an error of"API not available for this location,” so that feature will not work. I could get directions, though.
The country code for Columbia is, "CO."
This is tested in the release candidate code. It could work slightly better in the actual production code.
- 05-06-2012, 11:26 AM #21
- 05-06-2012, 11:38 AM #22
I've looked at several countries now. It appears that full functionality is limited in at least some countries. I will shoot off a note to the company making this product and see what they say. It does appear to be usable world-wide, but has some limitations.
Last edited by Westronics; 05-06-2012 at 03:44 PM.
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05-06-2012, 12:08 PM #23
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What is the size of the app and how big are the maps??
Will this be an update to "Magellan Compass Maps" or a new product in app world??"People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
- 05-06-2012, 03:51 PM #24
Maps can take up as little as no space, if you keep an internet connection going and disable caching. Otherwise, as much space as you allow for caching. I allow up to 2 GB (the max allowed). My current total is 357 MB cached, and that's caching pretty much everywhere I travel locally.
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05-06-2012, 04:09 PM #25
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Lots of questions.
Magellan Compass is good in any part of the world.
It uses Map Quest or Open Street Map information.
We had one beta tester from Columbia, so it should be fine.
Only for the PlayBook. Port to Android tablet being worked on.
App has been localized in all PlayBook support languages.------------------------------------------